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Random House asked me if I was interested in posting Molly O’Keefe’s cover for her next book. Why not? We enjoy O’Keefe’s books here at Dear Author.

Final Never Been KIssed

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NEVER BEEN KISSED by Molly O’Keefe is her second novel in her exciting new series—The Boys of Bishop—and features an irresistible romance and unforgettable characters in a page-turning story that delivers equal parts emotion and humor . . . with a little edge to boot.

As the daughter of a wealthy politician, Ashley Montgomery has had enough of her parents’ expectations for her future and is going her own way, volunteering to work at a refugee camp in Africa. But her act of charity turns dangerous when she takes a boat trip and is abducted by Somali pirates.

Enter Brody Baxter, who was a bodyguard for the Montgomery family ten years ago and doesn’t think twice about coming to Ashley’s rescue. Handsome and tough, Brody has always done what needed to be done. So he swoops in, saves Ashley, and brings her to a place where she can rest and recuperate without the glare of the press and her demanding family: Brody’s small hometown of Bishop, Arkansas.

But Ashley soon realizes that she’s not the only one in need of healing. Holed up with Ashley in a tiny apartment over his brother’s bar in Bishop, Brody is tempted and torn in ways he never anticipated. Beautiful Ashley, vibrant despite her ordeal, fearless enough to love him beyond his wall of self-punishment, is now determined to save him. But with a little faith and a lot of love, they just may find happiness in each others’ arms. 

The terms are better than indies get from Kobo and there’s no question that Amazon moves a greater volume of digital units that Kobo by a factor of at least 50 or more. But will flogging Amazon products in store increase loyalty toward Amazon and away from the indie? That’s the indie concern and probably a legitimate one. The Digital Reader

One of the upshots of this is that security experts are analyzing the account information and a small but significant portion of Adobe accounts had tremendously bad passwords. Nearly two million used 123456 BBC News

From a cost standpoint, it must be cheap enough to accommodate this type of process. From a business standpoint, it means that businesses are taking a serious look at this technology to see how it can be implemented in day to day commerce. Business Insider

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Isobel Carr
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 09:02:29

    Considering none of the indies around here CARRY romance, they wouldn’t be losing money by letting me help support them with books I was already going to have to buy elsewhere.

  2. carmen webster buxton
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 10:24:10

    I would be surprised if very many indie bookstores sign on with Amazon’s new program. It’s a tad like paying them to dig their own graves. The more money a store makes selling Kindles and ebooks, the less money they make selling physical books. It might make sense from a business perspective, but who wants to look at their own headstone every day?

  3. Kris Bock
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 20:56:52

    I recently did a work-for-hire books on living with dyslexia, for teenagers. It was fascinating and a little heartbreaking. Considering the number of people who have dyslexia or a related learning disability (as much as 25% of the population), it’s ridiculous that the educational system isn’t set up better for those people. It really isn’t a disability so much as a different learning style, and with those numbers, we should be accommodating them better.

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